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Boeing’s 787-10 to be assembled at South Carolina plant

Boeing plans to complete the final assembly of its stretched 787-10 Dreamliner, the longest variation of the 787, exclusively at its North Charleston, S.C. plant, the company said this week.

Cessna lands contract for support, training in Afghanistan

Cessna Aircraft, a division of Textron Aviation, has been awarded a $64.5 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for contractor support and training of planes based in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said.

Weekly business briefing (July 31)

Round Browns Smokehouse has opened at 420 E. 61st St. North in Park City. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. The phone number is 316-260-4520.

End of an era: Boeing in final stages of leaving Wichita

Boeing’s massive auction last week of thousands of items in three hangar bays was one of the final steps in closing the Wichita site and ending its more than 85-year history here.

Kansas Motorcycle Works builds on what owner learned at Big Dog (VIDEO)

If experience is a good teacher, Matt Moore got an intense education.

Urban Air Trampoline Park to open in former Pure Entertainment space on west side

WICHITA — On the heels of Get Air Wichita opening downtown in April, Wichita is about to get its second indoor trampoline park.

Japanese airline takes delivery of its first 787-9 Dreamliner

Japan’s All Nippon Airways has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which makes it the first airline to operate both the 787-8 and 787-9 variants of the Dreamliner.

McDonald's could be liable for labor practices

McDonald's is coming under intensifying pressure for labor practices at its U.S. restaurants.

Correction: Debt Study story

In a story July 29 about consumer debt reported to collection agencies, The Associated Press erroneously indicated that 80 percent of Americans have no debt on file. The study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute found that 20 percent of Americans with credit records have no debt on file.

US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home.

Textron among local exhibitors at Oshkosh air show

Scores of Wichitans are at AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., this week for the world’s largest general aviation fly-in and convention.

Nectar of the Gods Vape Shop to open in Sweetbriar at 21st and Amidon

WICHITA — Before he decided to open his own electronic cigarette shop, David Ford tried to count how many there already are in Wichita.

Central Star to merge with Garden City credit union

Central Star Credit Union said Monday its board has approved a merger with a larger, Garden City-based credit union.

Textron now a stronger defense-work contender

The merger of Cessna Aircraft and Beechcraft into Textron Aviation will give the combined company an advantage in its military business, experts say.

Virus spurred man to start Malwarebytes at age 18

At 14, Marcin Kleczynski accidentally downloaded a virus into his parents’ computer, which was supposed to have been protected with anti-virus software. So he set about to understand how something like that could happen and launched his career in one of the tech industry’s hottest areas.

Salvage crews dismantle derailed Boeing fuselages (file VIDEO)

Forgotten but not gone, those airplane fuselages so unceremoniously dumped onto the side of the Clark Fork River west of Alberton on July 3 remain at Rivulet in varying states of dismemberment.

Riordan Clinic plans affiliate clinics among other changes

After a three-year period of diminished involvement with the Riordan Clinic, CEO Brian Riordan is back.

New name, real estate affiliation in offing for Dinning-Beard

Nearly two years after Warren Buffett’s company acquired the Prudential and Real Living real estate franchise to launch Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Prudential Dinning-Beard said it will join the Berkshire HomeServices network and take on a new name that won’t include Dinning or Beard.

Cessna says 2nd production Citation Latitude has taken flight

Cessna Aircraft, part of Textron Aviation, said it’s had a successful first flight of its second production Citation Latitude business jet in development.

Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel's largest airport after rocket attacks. Two airliners crash during storms. Aviation has suffered one of its worst weeks in memory, a cluster of disasters spanning three continents.

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